A 21-year-old male asked:
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should i worry about grinding under my shoulder after 3 posterior rib fractures?

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Dr. Marcus Roux
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily: Can be inflammation in the bursa under your shoulder blade. Also if the shoulder blade is moving abnormally, then it will give you this feeling. Even if no pain right now, continued dysfunction can lead to pain . I would advise evaluation and possible some therapy to strengthen those Sapulpa muscles and therefore improve function and prevent further troubles
Answered on Mar 15, 2015
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Your scapula: Your scapular bone is rubbing against the uneven ribs which you broke and cause the grinding.

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